Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

Imroving Policy, Institutions, Legislation and Practices for Sustainable Use and Conservation of Wildlife Resources

23-27 March 2009, Prague/Zidlochovice, Czech Republic

The workshop has been organized to promote an exchange of information and experience in the field of wildlife management and conservation. The event aimed to provide a forum for discussion on current wildlife policies, institutions, legislation, governance and trade, available wildlife resources and the potential for their valorisation, as well as challenges related to poaching and the trade in illegally-sourced wildlife products in the participating countries.
Participants from Central Asia and the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), as well as selected international institutions, have been invited to attend the workshop.

Meetng documents


List of participants

Country reports



Казахстан /Kazakhstan

Кыргызская Республика/Kyrgyzstan



Russian Federation/Российская Федерация






European Charter on Hunting and Biodiversity
Kai Wollscheid, International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation

Different Approaches for Resident Hunting Systems Worldwide - Advantages / Disadvantages and Opportunities
Manfred Graf

Present situation of Hunting and hunters organization in Slovakia
Imrich Suba

Wildlife tourism - friend or foe?
Kai Wollscheid, International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation

The Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 for the implementation of CITES with respect to the import of hunting trophies of protected species into the European Union
Mario Sterz, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

FAO programmes on reducing risks of infectious diseases at the Animal - Human - Ecosystems Interface


All photos: FAO REU